Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Credentials! New Songs! New LP in April!
The Credentials are one of our favorite punk bands going currently. I'm trying to come up with a way to explain why they're such an important band. Maybe it's because I've been struggling with my role in this world, and they're a band struggling with the same thing. They're releasing an LP in April, and they've posted two tracks up at their bandcamp. "What Are Little Boys Made Of?" hits especially hard, as gender politics, including those in punk rock, remain terribly fucked up, and we say this, as white boys with blogs and opinions, knowing that we're part of the fucking problem. It's harder to examine yourself and find real flaws, and The Credentials seem to have a gift for pointing out the kind of flaws you don't write down in your Livejournal, and for that, I think they are worth celebrating.